GUFC Second Quarterly Program in Bainbridge – Understanding Live Oaks

May 18, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge State College  Oak Tree               Solarium Room
2500 E. Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Dr. Kim Coder, Professor of Community Forestry & Tree Health at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, will discuss the history (biological & cultural) of live oak and the general scientific nomenclature and biology of the species.
“Live oak has played a great role in the founding of this nation and development of this three state region,” Dr. Coder says. “As the state tree of Georgia, live oak should be celebrated and recognized for its forests, unique individuals, and natural history.  We still have large, old live oak trees hidden along field edges, in native forest patches, and along old lanes. We need to find and record these symbols of long-life and our historic past.”

Dave Edwards, Certified Arborist, Albany, GA will speak on his experience in caring for older live oaks, with case studies and time for questions.

Lunch included. 



3 CEUs will be available for ISA-certified arborists.

2.5 CFE hours available for SAF foresters. A certificate of professional development will be available for landscape architects and others.

Registration: $40 GUFC Members, $50 Non-members

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SHADE Magazine

SHADE-020416-cover-230X300The latest issue of GUFC’s SHADE Magazine explores green infrastructure and the stormwater connection and so much more.

The 2016 issue of Shade magazine, “Urban and Community Forestry – Mother Nature Meets Metro Nature, is available in both an electronic and printed issue. Get your electronic issue by clicking here.   Informative articles include “Green Rx for Health,” “Coastal Georgia Brightens Its Green Spaces,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?” “Green Infrastructure and the Stormwater Connection,” Where to Find $$ Help,” Designing Healthy Parks, “Conservation Easements Preserve Land Legacies,”and other topics.  Keep all issues of Shade magazine as handy reference guides.


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Arborist Certification Review Class Offered in May in Columbus

DSC_0172Do you work with trees?  Get certified! 

Are you already ISA-certified and need a refresher course with CEUs?

The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present  a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by experienced Certified Arborists.  This class will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.  Those who are already certified are welcomed to attend and refresh their knowledge.  CEUs will be available.

  • With Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson on May 24 and 25, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days), at Cooper Creek Park, 4816 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31907. Read more here.
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2016 Annual Conference

bb2016 GUFC Annual Conference scheduled for November 2-3

Mark your calendars today for our Statewide Fall Annual Conference & Awards Program November 2 & 3 at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.

Paul D. Ries, Manager of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon Department of Forestry and Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University will lead us with talks on “The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry.”  We also enjoy talks by other noted speakers, breakout sessions, offsite tours, and our Excellence in Urban Forestry awards luncheon.  This annual event is also an enjoyable opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones who, like you, are concerned about maintaining Georgia’s green legacy and  helping communities grow healthy trees and incorporate trees into their planning and growth.  More details posted soon.

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